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What Can Drupal Do For You? What Can Drupal Do For You? Presentation Transcript

  • What Can Drupal Do For You? “Drupal is wildly popular because it provides a powerful, scalable, low cost, high value solution to manage and grow an internet presence.” ~cmswebsiteservices.com
  • About Aubrey - Who is she? Aubrey Sambor • drupal.org: starshaped • twitter: @starshaped • blog: star-shaped.org • Web Developer at MicroArts Creative Agency
  • Benefits of a CMS • Separation of Design, Functionality, Content o Each layer can be edited independent of the other layers • Allows content editors to create, edit & publish without technical skills • Create roles with different access permissions • Allow visitors to create their own content • Easily organize your site into categories or by content types • Navigation can be dynamically generated
  • What is Drupal? http://youtu.be/rF1X12PE6PY
  • Why Drupal? • I am a developer: o Easy to install and get running - drupal.org o Possible to accomplish anything  Robust platform with APIs  Easy to extend  4000 contributed modules - drupal.org/project/modules o Open source software means incremental releases tested by the community o Well structured system allows for new features to be added in phases
  • Why Drupal? • I am a designer: o Well structured theme system using CSS and standards. o Possible to accomplish anything  Robust platform with APIs  Easy to extend  4000 contributed modules - drupal.org/project/modules
  • Why Drupal? • I am an IT decision maker: o Open Source means no licensing fees o Possible to accomplish anything  Robust platform with APIs  Easy to extend  4000 contributed modules - drupal.org/project/modules
  • Why Drupal? • I am a blogger: o Wordpress is a great blog tool... but it's only a blog tool. o Possible to accomplish anything  Robust platform with APIs  Easy to extend  4000 contributed modules - drupal.org/project/modules
  • Why Drupal? • I am a media person: o Drupal can handle it all: video, audio, photos ... o Possible to accomplish anything  Robust platform with APIs  Easy to extend  4000 contributed modules - drupal.org/project/modules
  • The Community • Incredibly talented and passionate o drupal.org/support o groups.drupal.org • DrupalCons (North America & Europe) o drupalcon.org • Regional Drupal Camps o Boston, Montreal, NH! o DrupalCamp NH held this past May • Local Drupal Meetups o groups.drupal.org
  • Drupal Usage Current version = 6.19 Version 7 is in beta! Yay! Projected release date: November 7 http://buytaert.net/drupal-6-growth
  • Drupal.org redesign From old:
  • Drupal.org redesign To new!
  • Drupal.org redesign • Redesign live just a few days ago! • Redesign process began in late 2008 • Cleaner, more modern design • Broader client appeal • Easier to promote Drupal with new design
  • Who Uses Drupal? Not just  Software Developers like...
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Firefox
  • AOL (?!)
  • Lucas Arts
  • Who Uses Drupal? Schools and Universities  from coast to coast....
  • Harvard
  • Oregon State University
  • Who Uses Drupal? Media from old to new like...
  • Who Uses Drupal? Magazines... Newspapers... Radio...  
  • From Conservative old school...
  • to Progressive old school
  • From Popular Science...
  • to Computer Science
  • Newspapers are getting Drupal-ed...
  • Who Uses Drupal? Radio... Podcasters... Videocasters...
  • From Public Radio...
  • to Radio Personalities...
  • to large scale Videocasting
  • Who Uses Drupal? Musicians...
  • From Britney Spears...
  • to the Grateful Dead
  • Who Uses Drupal? Social causes....
  • World wide....
  • from Big Problems....
  • to smaller local sites...
  • Who Uses Drupal? Government...
  • from the Big...
  • to the small town...
  • From the Left...
  • To the Right...
  • and all points independent...
  • to Special Interest Groups...
  • Simple enough for nontechs to use...
  • Yet powerful enough to do it all...
  • Who Uses Drupal? People are even using Drupal as a platform for new apps...
  • Open Atrium
  • Drupal Gardens
  • Questions? Right now, you're thinking about how you might be able to use Drupal....     Let's talk about that!!! We can help you find answers...
  • About Aubrey - Who is she? Aubrey Sambor • drupal.org: starshaped • twitter: @starshaped • blog: star-shaped.org • Web Developer at MicroArts Creative Agency
  • Presentation notes... Thanks to Seth Cohn (@sethcohn) and Michelle Lauer (@bymiche) for use of these slides! Presentation URL will be posted later in the day